Patriot Day

Last night we had the privilege of attending the first annual Patriot Day Memorial Service at the Fire Station. It was well done and I had to blink back tears more than once. I love America and I'm so proud of all the service men and women who work so hard everyday with little recognition or praise. I'm proud of my firefighter/paramedic who truly loves the work he does. Who wouldn't love this?Chief Child welcoming everyone to the event. The Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade. This was their first public performance and they did a great job. Here they are playing Highland Cathedral.Here are the many supporters and firefighters from area departments. It was neat to see everyone join together, firefighters truly are brothers. They had a huge flag flying between two ladder trucks. It was beautiful. Here is the memorial they build in front of the station. It has a bell to represent the call to duty, 2 unfinished I-beams representing 9/11 and a plaque. They rang the bell and we had a moment of silence. Close up of memorial.
They played a song from atop the fire station.The Pipe Brigade playing Amazing Grace.The Honor Guard retrieving the colors. They presented the flag to a family that lost their brother in the Pentagon 9 years ago. Honor Guard retreating. Joseph was part of the Honor Guard. Here they are all together.

The Pipe Brigade, Honor Guard, and Chiefs all together. Looks good!

My sexy fireman! The whole family.I sure love this guy! What a nice evening. The local firefighters did a fantastic job honoring the 343 firefighters who gave their lives on Sept 11, 2001.